A Message from the Athletic Director
Welcome to 2022! We look forward to supporting our winter and spring sports over the next five months. Middle School Basketball started practice over the break and their season starts next week with a home stand against St. Francis on Wednesday. We already have all of our Varsity Basketball and Swim seasons in progress. All the teams look to be competitive, and it should be exciting seasons for all of these teams. I encourage all of our Knight fans to support our teams with enthusiasm and spirit. You can find all of our winter sports schedules at the bottom of this email.  

I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months supporting our outstanding student-athletes and coaches as they wear the FA logo in their respective sporting events.

Go Knights!

Coach Nash
This Week's FA Athletics
School-Wide Spirit Day

Varsity Basketball vs. St. Andrews
@ Home
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM
Student Section Theme: Pajamas (appropriate)
School-Wide Spirit Day!
Middle School Girls Soccer
Frederica MS Girls vs Glynn Middle – Championship Game – December 15, 2021

The Knights traveled to Glynn County Stadium for a playoff game against the Glynn Middle Girls. Glynn started off quickly, and Goalkeeper Clare Reid had a great stop with only 2 minutes expired in the half. She had two additional saves in the first half that kept the Knights in the game. With 4:43 left in the half, Glynn Middle scored. The Knights kept fighting and with 2:50 remaining, Scout Brummett took a corner kick, as she has done all season, which went directly over the Glynn Middle goalkeeper’s head and into the back corner of the net. The half ended tied 1-1.

The second half continued with back-and-forth chances by both teams. The defense of Mary Ford Fitzjurls, Lauren Dunn, Lucy Euart, and Kate Walker played very strong throughout. Libby Certain had a strong game on offense hustling to the ball. With six minutes remaining, Scout had another strong shot on goal stopped by the Glynn Middle goalkeeper. With 2:38 left in the game, Glynn Middle was able to put in a goal. Sofia Gegg had a final chance near the end of the game driving to the goal, but the Glynn Middle defenders made a strong stop. The game ended 2-1. Although the Knights did not prevail in this game, they played extremely hard throughout the game. All were proud of their efforts!

Go Knights!

Coach Riggs
Varsity Girls Basketball
FA 37 | Memorial 24

At the beginning of the break, we traveled to Savannah to play Memorial. The girls did a great job of taking care of the ball and limiting our turnovers. We jumped up and took the lead in the first three minutes of the first quarter, and we were able to maintain the lead throughout the game. Margaret Gandy was the leading scorer with 8 points. 

FA 55 | Southside Christian 20 

I was really excited to play in a Christmas tournament this year. This is the first year the girls have played in a Christmas tournament in many years. In the first game, we played Southside Christian. We were able to jump and get the lead early. Margaret Gandy was the player of the game with 16 points. 

FA 38 | Alleluia 42

The next day, we played Alleluia in the Championship game. We started out strong by taking the lead by 18 in the first quarter. We were missing half of the team because of previous commitments. Our post players got foul trouble, and Alleluia gained momentum in the 4th quarter and was able to sneak back in the game. Tiana Jackson was the player of the game for Frederica. 

FA 21 | Pinewood 30

On Tuesday of this week, we travel to Pinewood. Pinewood is always a very difficult place to play. They pressed us, and we gave up a few turnovers that Pinewood was able to score on. We had a scoring drought when we only scored 2 points in the second and third quarter.  In the fourth quarter, we woke up and started playing aggressively, outscoring Pinewood 12-2. We have to do a better job being ready to play on the road. 

We are looking forward to playing St. Andrews on Friday. St. Andrews is a good fundamental team. We are looking forward to a competitive game!

Go Knights!

Sarah Helder
Varsity Boys Basketball
FA 70 | Hope Christian 43 (Faith Baptist Christmas Tournament)

This was our opening game in the Faith Baptist Tournament vs Hope Christian out of Yulee, Florida. We played a very uninspiring first quarter. Our energy level was not very good, and I had to make some lineup changes in the 2nd quarter to get us going. Once we did that, things changed and we became more focused on what we needed to do. We took an 18 point lead going into the half. I liked how our guys played off the bench and giving them time was important as we roll into our region play. We didn't play Vic Riden as he was nursing a sprained ankle he got in practice. We were led in scoring by Wiliam Jobe with 22 points, followed by Grant Moore with 14, Jordan Triplett with 13, Bryce Reilly with 10, Rashon Jackson with 5, Xavier Preston with 4 and 10 rebounds, and Isaiah Preston with 2 points.  

FA 83 | Southside Christian 54 (Faith Baptist Christmas Tournament)

Coming into this game, we knew Southside would pressure us full court with a 2-2-1 press and play a pressure man half-court defense. They probably weren't ready for us to attack their pressure and be able to score easily against them. I was happy that our team was aggressive versus the pressure and were able to get many open shots. We can make plays if we take care of the ball and share the ball. It was a good weekend to end 2021... our second consecutive FBCA Tournament Championship. Junior, Xavier Preston, was named MVP of the Tournament. We had many great individual accomplishments this weekend, but I would rather focus on us as a team. We are getting better, and our focus has been there. Our energy level wasn't great, but we came through finals okay and won 3 games.

William Jobe led us in scoring with 29 points, followed by Xavier Preston with 23, Bryce Reilly with 12, Grant Moore with 8, Rashon Jackson with 8, and Jordan Triplett with 2.  

Go Knights!

Coach Nash
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